Haley Lu Richardson in First Trailer for Outstanding Film 'Columbus'

June 22, 2017

Columbus Trailer

"Suddenly the place I'd lived my whole life felt different." A trailer has finally arrived for one of the best films from the Sundance Film Festival this year. Columbus is the feature directorial debut of a filmmaker known as "Kogonada", a Korean cinephile who previously made video essays that achieved quite a bit of acclaim online. Columbus stars Haley Lu Richardson as a young woman from the town of Columbus, Indiana, a small place known for its remarkable and innovative architecture (and it's all actually real). Her story intertwines with a Korean man played by John Cho who visits because his father, an architect, is in a coma. The cast also includes Parker Posey, Erin Allegretti, Rory Culkin, and Jim Dougherty. We published a glowing review of this from Sundance, and it's definitely worth your time to discover. See below.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Kogonada's Columbus, originally from

Columbus Poster

A Korean-born man (John Cho) finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The man meets a young woman (Haley Lu Richardson) who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict, instead of pursuing her own dreams. Columbus is written and directed by a Korean filmmaker who goes by the name "Kogonada" (follow him @kogonada), making his feature directorial debut with this. Kogonada previously made video essays and submitted work to film magazines before getting into filmmaking. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year (read our review). Columbus will arrive in select theaters starting August 4th later this summer. Who's interested?

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    Seems good. I am glad to see Cho in a role where he gets to play a Korean.
  • shiboleth
    I like the calmness in this. And everything looks likable, but something is missing or just being some kind of sameness. Still, it's interesting. And I like seeing J. Cho in something different. And Parker Posey, although there won't be, unfortunately, too much of her in it ...
  • This looks in intriguing. I think John Cho is a great actor who needs more quality roles like this. I like the tone and style too...definitely will check this out at some point.
  • Efterklang
    I would say "added to watchlist", but I already did that when I saw your review. Looks good.
  • Damn that looks good.
    • Efterklang
      I thought it sounded like Hammock, but I couldn't find the song amongst the ones I have in my playlist. So I checked imdb and found out that they have indeed created music for the movie, might be an unreleased track.
      • Thanks! I used your information to see it is Hammock, and it's on an album yet to be released.
  • Neilson Perez
    This looks really interesting. Also, being an architectural photographer, I've noticed all the scenes, at least in the trailer, have all the vertical lines straight and true. There are no angled shots where the vertical lines are scewed. I'm guessing this was intentional.
  • kitano0
    Wow, this and "Person to Person" makes me excited about movies again. I loves me some super heroes, don't get me wrong, but I really love movies that are funny, and touching, and reminds me there is Good.




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